Kitchens that successfully combine opulence and minimalism create an ambience of quiet luxury that is hard to emulate – Angelica Hedges rounds up 10 stunning schemes where less is definitely more.
1. Designed by The Myers Touch, this space features a blend of white appliances by Miele, and SieMatic gloss cabinetry in Titan White with a gleaming finish that reflects light throughout the scheme. To bring in a personalised element to the design, The Myers Touch added a standout white and gold stone-effect glass splashback by the hob, which is pictured here showcasing its veined design. Furthermore, the island has been finished with a hand-painted gold and copper leaf streak which curves along the cabinets, mirroring the veining in the splashback behind.
2. This kitchen features dark resonant anthracite paint on the cabinetry and walls, which has been stylishly counterbalanced with a statement splashback and island worktop from Cullifords for a touch of luxury. The Confusion Marble Satinato surface is pictured here showcasing the depth of the red, pink, white, grey, and gold veins which complete the design. The hardworking elements of the kitchen are minimalist and discreet, so as not to impact on the open-plan nature of the rest of the space.
3. The owners of this property were inspired by the simplicity of Japanese and Scandinavian design, which can be seen in their kitchen scheme, which was designed by Studio Terry with a Caesarstone 5100 Vanilla Noir work surface and splashback. The interplay between the dark colour palette, the rich materials and the natural light flooding in from the garden has a warming effect, with the bold tones successfully counterbalanced by the pared-back feel.
4. By Roundhouse Design, this Urbo metro matt lacquer bespoke kitchen with bookmatch veneer is formulated with pale materials to allow natural light to accentuate the feeling of calm in the space. The scheme is fitted with floor-to-ceiling units for a seamless look and ample storage space. The island takes centre-stage, featuring a glamorous waterfall worktop, which has been finished off with antique brass components and a brass hot tap.
5. From Design Space London, this scheme showcases interior design by Emma Maitland Design, and features a combination of surfaces and materials that need no further embellishment. The Frame kitchen collection by Modulnova, is pictured here in Rovere Bruges wood veneer, and is paired with upper wall units in a Satin Matt Lacquer. In addition, the work surface is formed of 20mm-thick Bianco Eclipsia stone with a luxurious leathered finish.
6. This owners of this space designed by Halcyon Interiors have a collection of abstract paintings, so the clean design allows the paintings to be showcased to their best advantage. Pictured here are Matt White Lacquer doors with a finger recess in a matched colour, which flows uninterrupted around the whole scheme to add to the minimal look. In addition, the cabinetry is topped with a 12mm ceramic surface by Ceralsio, which because of the gap the recess creates, gives the impression that it’s floating.
7. Designed by Searle & Taylor, this handleless kitchen features matt glass doors and drawer fronts in a lava colourway, with tall walnut veneered cabinetry door fronts by the Austrian brand Intuo. Contrasting with the cabinetry is the 3.1 metre island featuring an 80mm-thick worktop in Trilium by Dekton. Counterbalancing the linear theme of this design is the circular walnut breakfast table, measuring 80mm thick. With cooking appliances by Gaggenau, integrated refrigeration by Siemens, and a built-in hood by Westin.
8. This is the Mayfair Bronze kitchen by Daval, which is in a split-level kitchen/living space and characterised by its unique mineral-effect finish. The texture adds a luxurious component to the large kitchen island, and the extensive amount of disguised storage space blends style and function enabling the homeowners to keep the surface areas clutter-free. To integrate with the sloping roof, the wall and tall cupboards have been seamlessly made to measure.
9. This handleless scheme by Sheraton Interiors features tall units in Pietra Nero, which have been expertly paired with Fenix Verde doors on the sleek upper cabinetry and central island. The island features a 20mm Dekton Soke waterfall worktop for a flowing feel, with Siemens built-in appliances and a BORA hob keeping the aesthetic of the scheme uninterrupted and immaculate.
10. The Legend kitchen designed by Mowlem & Co features contrasting cabinetry in a mix of grey lacquer and oak-stained veneer, finished with bronze bar handles for a subtly sophisticated look. The worktops are made from granite which has been sourced from Italy, with glamorous splashbacks in bronzed mirror for a luxurious feel.